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Switch to SC 5&6 or stick with MP 3A plans?

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    Switch to SC 5&6 or stick with MP 3A plans?

    My daughter is 8 (turns 9 in May) and is technically in 3rd grade, but we are still working through MP 2 (with Traditional Spelling 1). She doesn't have any diagnosed learning disabilities, but was a late reader (finally clicked last year and she's now easily on par with her peers), struggles with writing (mostly fine motor skill related), and has high anxiety if rushed or working with something new. We usually take 1.5 years to complete a full year because of family dynamics (oldest child with medical issues that disrupt continuous learning) and slowing some subjects down to allow time for confidence building. Anyway, I had planned on moving her up to MP 3A when done with MP 2 and adjusting as we have been. However, I received a recent Simply Classical issue and looking at SC 5&6 - it would fit perfectly, perfectly and no adjustments needed, with where she is when MP 2 is complete. Is there any contra-indication to switching to SC 5&6?
    Peace and all good,
    Tricia

    2018/2019
    DD, 24, public K-12 and baby stepping toward independence.
    DS, 17, dual enrollment with local community college.
    DS, 15, MPOA Latin, mix of everything else.
    DD, 13, MPOA Latin, mix of everything else.
    DD, 07, MP1/MP2

    "Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer."
    ~ Saint. Padre Pio

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    I say do it. My traditional learner did 5/6 instead of 3rd this year. It has been marvelous! I would be sure to add the student workbooks for literature. We do Greek Myths and Christian Studies all orally from the teacher guide.
    DS12- Simply Classical mash-up of SC Spelling 1, intensive reading remediation, and MPOA 4th grade math.
    DD10- Classic Core 4th Grade w/ 5th grade literature
    DD8- Classic Core 2nd Grade

    We've completed:
    Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade
    Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5/6

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      #3
      Tricia, as you and Colomama note, "fitting perfectly with no adjustments needed" has many benefits! No adjusting while you teach, lessened anxiety for both of you, and you're still covering the skills and knowledge with depth while tending to everything else in your busy household.

      If you were comfortable proceeding with MP 3A, you could feel free to do so. Everything in MP 3-6 is thorough, cohesive, and well-planned. You already know how to adapt. This could be an excellent way to proceed.

      However, if you would prefer the pre-adapted pacing, teaching, and other modifications of SC 5&6, you may teach freely and happily from SC 5&6 over the next 1-2 years. I agree with Colomama about adding in the student literature guides, even if you conduct only a portion in writing and the remainder orally.

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